COVID-19 Information and Resources

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    All school sites will be closed Thursday, March 19, 2020 through the end of the school year.  We are committed to keeping you informed as we work our way through the school closures. We will continue to use our messaging system, website and social media to share updates as needed.

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    COVID-19 UPDATE April 1, 2020 3:50 PM

    Letter from the Superintendent - English Letter- Spanish Letter

    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff,

    I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and weathering this crisis as well as possible under these circumstances.

    Originally it was shared with you that the earliest students would return to school would be May 4. We now have further guidance and directives from State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond and Governor Gavin Newsom to keep schools closed through the end of the current school year.

    With this new information and an abundance of caution, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and school district superintendents are taking a safety-first approach and immediate action to extend the school facility closures through the end of the school year. We want you to understand that the 2019-20 school year is not over; it has just transitioned from classroom instruction into distance learning. Distance learning is taking place in different ways throughout our county, and we encourage you to contact your student's teachers and administrators for confirmation of specific plans. Distance learning can look different for each school and each district, and a student's ability to learn in an independent study model has to be assessed. We ask for patience and understanding as we are all quickly transition into a new way of teaching and learning to meet the health and safety impacts of COVID-19. It is challenging for many educators and our families to learn and communicate in a very new world, but working together, we can and will meet this challenge.

    I am proud to see staff working collaboratively and diligently to engage with students and parents via phone, email, and learning software.  It is important for students to stay connected and feel supported as we continue with valuable learning. 

    Salida Union School District staff will continue to:

    • Provide breakfast and lunch meals for students 
    • Assist with school enrollment for 2020-2021 school year and other office duties
    • Update website with additional resources and materials to support parents
      (Please visit the www.salida.k12.ca.us/COVID-19 for important and helpful resources)
    • Provide families with information regarding continued distance learning instruction

    Please keep in mind that all of us as parents, teachers, district staff, administrators, and community members are facing these challenging times together. We have elderly relatives to worry about; we are caring for our children at home, while many of us, including our teachers, are working from home. We understand that some families are facing challenging employment situations and business slowdowns that are affecting people financially and emotionally.  Families can find an extensive list of community resources on our district webpage to assist in these difficult times.

    We recognize that the extension of school facility closures and implementation of social distancing practices has created challenges and hardship to many families in Stanislaus County, we also know this is the most effective way to slow and disrupt the transmission of this pandemic. We appreciate everyone's hard work, effort, and positive attitude, as we adjust to this situation with the best interests of all students in mind.

    Please be safe out in the community and take care of one another.

    Sincerely,

    Twila Tosh
    Superintendent


    COVID-19 UPDATE April 1, 2020 10:50 AM

    Good Morning, Salida Families:

    Schools across California are closed to protect students and their families by preventing the spread of COVID-19.

    Salida School District will continue to provide meals to our students.  The meal distribution times will change beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 2nd.  Distribution will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily.   Each site will have a breakfast and lunch bag available for all students under the age of 18.

    We will also continue to provide extended learning opportunities for your children.  All 1st through 5th grade students will be given the opportunity to either pick up a Chromebook or learning packet.  Because the distribution of Chromebooks will take some time, we will contact you with a date and time to pick up your device or learning packet by April 15th.

    Please continue to visit our website at www.salida.k12.ca.us/covid-19 for updated information and continued learning resources.

    Thank you for your patience and continued support during this difficult time.

    Buenos Días, Familias de Salida:

    Las escuelas en todo California están cerradas para proteger a los estudiantes y sus familias al evitar la propagación de COVID-19.

    El Distrito Escolar de Salida continuará proporcionando comidas a nuestros estudiantes. Los horarios de distribución de comidas cambiarán a partir de mañana jueves 2 de abril. La distribución será de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. diario. Cada sitio tendrá una bolsa de desayuno y almuerzo disponible para todos los estudiantes menores de 18 años.

    También continuaremos brindando oportunidades de aprendizaje extendidas para sus hijos. Todos los estudiantes de 1er a 5to grado tendrán la oportunidad de recoger un Chromebook o un paquete de aprendizaje. Debido a que la distribución de Chromebooks llevará algún tiempo, nos pondremos en contacto con usted con una fecha y hora para recoger su dispositivo o paquete de aprendizaje antes del 15 de abril.

    Por favor continúe visitando nuestro sitio web en www.salida.k12.ca.us/covid-19 para obtener información actualizada y recursos de aprendizaje continuo.

    Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo continuo durante este momento difícil.


    COVID-19 UPDATE March 26, 2020 10:00 AM

    Dear Salida School District Families:

    Many areas in California, including Stanislaus County, are experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). To prevent further spread of COVID-19, the Stanislaus County Office of Education, in collaboration with the 25 school districts in the county, and the Stanislaus Public Health Department, is announcing that school closures are extending through May 3, 2020. Students will return to school on May 4.

    We recognize the significant impact extending school closure will have on our entire community, students, families, and staff. This is unprecedented. We also recognize the burden this will place on our staff and working families.  This is a challenging time for our community and we are committed to working together in the best interest of our students and staff.  Family Resources have been added to the district website at www.salida.k12.ca.us/covid-19  that address general information about the closures, meals for students, and distance learning.

    We will be updating you with more information next week.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together to navigate through these times.

    Letter from the Superintendent to Staff and Families-English Spanish


    COVID-19 UPDATE March 18, 2020 2:00 PM

    Dear Salida Families and Guardians:

    During the school closure, Salida Union School District will be providing learning opportunities for our students to continue in their education while at home.

    For Kindergarten through 5th grade, learning packets will be sent home with all students that are in attendance on Wednesday.  For students that are not in attendance, parents may pick up the packets at our sites during breakfast and lunch distributions.  Each site will be distributing food and learning packets between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 11:00am to Noon Monday through Friday.  There will be no distributions during Spring Break.

    Salida Middle School will provide opportunities for distance learning.  Information and links will be pushed out to students through Google Classroom and/or student school email accounts.

    All information will be posted on school websites.  Our District Office and School Site Offices will remain open on March 19 and 20, closed during Spring Break (March 23-March 27), and reopening on March 30.

    We will continue to make every effort to communicate and update information in a timely fashion. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work together through this difficult and uncertain time. 

    Sincerely,

    Twila Tosh
    Superintendent 
    Salida Union School District


    COVID-19 UPDATE March 17, 2020 4:30 PM

    Good Afternoon Salida Families:

    During the school closure, Salida Union School District will be providing learning opportunities for our students to continue in their education while at home.

    For Kindergarten through 5th grade, learning packets will be sent home with all students that are in attendance on Wednesday.  For students that are not in attendance, parents may pick up the packets at our sites during breakfast and lunch distributions.  

    Each site will be distributing food and learning packets between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to Noon Monday through Friday.  There will be no distributions during Spring Break.

    Salida Middle School will provide opportunities for distance learning.  Information and links will be pushed out to students through Google Classroom and/or student school email accounts.

    All information will be posted on school websites.  Our District Office and School Site Offices will remain open on March 19 and 20, closed during Spring Break (March 23-March 27), and reopening on March 30.

    Please continue to visit our website at www.salida.k12.ca.us for updated information on the school closures.

     


    COVID-19 UPDATE March 16, 2020 4:30 PM

    Dear Salida Families:

    Salida Union schools will be suspended effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 through April 5, 2020.  You will be notified in the event that schools remain suspended beyond this time frame.

    By closing on Thursday, this gives our families who need it, time to make arrangements for childcare. However, if the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in our County increases between now and this Wednesday, we will close our schools earlier.

    During the closure, Salida Union School District will continue to provide much-needed nutrition services to our families with “brown bag” breakfast and lunch pick-ups at each school. We will provide the distribution schedule early this week.

    We understand the concerns and many opinions that are circulating about COVID-19, we are taking responsibility to act in the best interests of our students and staff.  Please continue to check our website at www.salida.k12.ca.us for updated information.